The Canadian Press

1998-02-27 | Doctor-Murder

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A judge threw out a first-degree murder charge against a Halifax doctor accused of killing a terminally ill cancer patient. Judge Hughes Randall ruled he did not believe the Crown could make the charge against Dr. Nancy Morrison stick, based on the evidence presented during her preliminary hearing. Prosecutor Craig Botterill said there was always merit in pursuing a serious legal issue. In November, Nova Scotia's Supreme Court rejected an appeal from the prosecution to try Morrison.

Date: 1998-02-27
Placeline: Halifax, NS, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << parliament saw fit to legislate, that an individual can't take a human life, by unlawful means that was the essential allegation that was made against Dr Morrison I think respecting the laws as parliament has handed them down to us to enforce, is always in the public interest >>

Clip ID: 19980227CPCN002